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Calexico High School seniors Carla Vizcaino and Donato Rosas celebrate after winning a point in their mixed doubles match against Southwest High of El Centro in Calexico on Wednesday, March 24. | CAMILO GARCIA JR. PHOTO

TENNIS: Calexico Singles Lead Victory Over Southwest

CALEXICO — The Calexico High School tennis team took five of six singles matches and defeated Southwest High of El Centro, 11-6, in a nonleague match-up in Calexico on Wednesday, March 24.

Calexico High School senior Ivan Sandoval hits a forehand during his singles match against Southwest of El Centro in Calexico on Wednesday, March 24. | CAMILO GARCIA JR. PHOTO

The Bulldogs’ trio of boys’ singles players dominated Southwest, giving up just one game in three sets. Calexico won four of the six doubles’ matches but took just two of the five mixed-doubles matches against the Eagles.

Calexico’s Ivan Sandoval and Aaron Galvan swept through their sets, blanking their opponents, 6-0. The Bulldogs’ Vidal Castaneda dominated his opponent, winning, 6-1.

In girls’ singles, Gwenyth Rodriguez won her set, 6-1, with teammate Samantha Alvarez winning her set, 6-2. The only loss on the singles’ side for Calexico was a close one as Yulianna Gastelum fell in her match, 6-4.

The Calexico boys’ doubles teams of Vidal Castenada-Ethan Noriega and Donato Rosas-Mario Gallo won by identical 6-4 scores, while the team of Ivan Sandoval-Aaron Galvan fell to Southwest, 6-3.

In girls’ doubles, the Bulldogs’ teams of Gwenyth Rodriguez-Yulianna Gastelum and Kristen Noriega-Alexa Gastelum won by identical 6-1 scores, while the team of Samantha Alvarez-Andrea Morillon lost to their Eagles’ opponents 6-2.

In mixed doubles, Calexico got two victories from the teams of Mario Gallo-Andrea Morrillon and Marco Trejo-Victoria Ochoa by identical 6-3 scores. The Bulldogs’ team of Jose Zavala-Alexa Gastelum lost a close set, 7-6, while the teams of Ethan Noriega-Andrea Morillon lost 6-1, and Donato Rosas-Carla Vizcaino lost 6-3.

Calexico High School senior Vidal Castaneda hits a backhand during his singles match against Southwest of El Centro in Calexico on Wednesday, March 24. | CAMILO GARCIA JR. PHOTO
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